Ortho, Amneal Settle Patent Spat Over Ultracet

Law360, New York (June 2, 2010, 4:49 PM EDT) -- Ortho-McNeil Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. has resolved its infringement suit against Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC over a patent covering painkiller Ultracet.

Ortho and Amneal filed a consent judgment Tuesday, agreeing to dismiss the dispute in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey with prejudice and bear their own costs.

Attorneys for the parties could not immediately be reached for comment.

Although the court had previously determined in similar cases that the Ortho patent covering Ultracet was invalid, the plaintiff filed suit in September 2008 to...
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